This policy identifies the full protocol when flying flags from Buckinghamshire Council buildings, highlighting occasions when flag protocol occurs and the exact process which must be followed. We endeavour to mirror the approach and priorities from central government, and nationally recognised flags, in terms of the flags flown at our offices.

Flags are a symbol of national unity, respect, and honour, therefore following protocol is crucial to maintaining the value that flag flying represents. This protocol is written as clear guidance for the responsible service areas to ensure that relevant flags are flown on the correct days, at the correct times and to ensure a consistent approach across various locations.

Compliance with this policy is essential to avoid any damage to Buckinghamshire Council’s reputation but also to symbolise respect and national unity. The flag policy and its fulfilment demonstrate Buckinghamshire Council’s commitment to commemorate and celebrate national and local events.